Ruth Kerrigan is Chief Operating Officer at Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), where she is responsible for growing the R&D division through national and EU funding programs. To date, the R&D division has acquired 51 projects across EU FP7, Horizon2020/Horizon Europe, InnovateUK, and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Dr. Kerrigan works closely with IES’s CEO regarding the company’s strategic direction. Previously, she spent a short time as a structural engineer before moving into the field of energy and sustainability, carrying out research in the areas of modern methods of construction, adaptable structures, energy-efficient buildings, and control systems engineering. Dr. Kerrigan earned a PhD with a focus on structural control and optimization of buildings from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.